AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note now working on T-Mobile thanks to modem hack

by Robert Nazarian on
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While the Samsung Galaxy Note finally made it to the U.S. a few weeks ago, unfortunately it was an exclusive to AT&T and left T-Mobile customers in the dark. There has been some development to get the AT&T version up and running on Magenta, but constant freezing didn’t get anyone excited. Well XDA user tomin.fhl found a solution that only flashes the modem file (mdm.bin) and excludes the modem software (amss,bin) and lib files.

So far he’s been able to replicate T-Mobile 4G with three modems: T-mobile SGH-T989 KID, T-mobile SGH-T989 VKL1, and Telus KJ3. Don’t expect great speeds on a regular basis, but tomin.fhl was able to achieve 9 Mbps down and 2 Mbps up in certain areas. You should expect 5 Mbps down and 1 Mbps up on a regular basis though, which is not awesome, but better than Edge. If you’re loyal to Magenta and you really want a Galaxy Note, this isn’t a bad alternative. Hit the source link below to get in on the action.

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